Chances? Not sure what to consider reach/match/saftey

<p>I'm having a hard time figuring out which schools to consider reaches, matches, and safeties. Also whether some are huge reaches that I shouldn't even bother with or if my safeties are actually safe. Any input is greatly appreciated. If you need more info let me know. </p>

<p>Schools I'm considering applying to:</p>

UVa (out of state)
Boston College
U of Richmond</p>

<h2>Penn State (in state)</h2>


<h2>Public School</h2>

Unweighted GPA: 97/100
Unweighted Rank: 6 of 300
Weighted GPA: 117/100</p>

<h2>Weighted Rank: 7 of 300</h2>

<p>Standardized Tests:
(have taken SATs once. Will take again.)
CR 740
M 710
W 640</p>

<p>Will take the following SAT IIs:
US History

<h2>Math II</h2>

US Gov - 5
Lang & Comp - 5</p>

<p>(Taking Senior Year)
Calc I
Lit & Comp</p>



<p>Siemens Competition Regional Finalist
Siemens Competition Semi-Finalist
Suma Cum Laude - National Latin Exam
Champion of a Regional Debate Tournament</p>

<h2>Regional Science Fair Awards</h2>


<p>Student Council - Vice President, Ambassador of the Student Body, Rep to the School Board
Science Research
Golf Team - Co-Captain, 2 years varsity
Debate Team - Co-Captain, 2 years varsity
School Newspaper- Reporter
Youth Group - Youth Council, member, mission trips, ect
NHS - member
National Latin Honor Society - member
Cumberland Valley Umpire Association - work as umpire for kids aged 8-16</p>

<p>Harvard- Reach
Princeton- Reach
Penn- Reach
Duke- High Match
Cornell- Low Reach
UVa (out of state)- Match
Georgetown- Low Reach
Chicago- Low Reach
UNC- Match
Northwestern- Match
Davidson- Match
Boston College- Safety
Bucknell- Safety/ Match
Lehigh- Safety/ Match
U of Richmond- Match
Penn State (in state)- Safety</p>

<p>Harvard - Reach
Princeton - Reach</p>

<p>Penn, Duke, Cornell - I think these would be reasonable low reaches for you. As you've mentioned, since Cornell only takes CR/M combined, your 1450/1600 is at a pretty good standpoint. (I believe their 25/75 range is 1290-1500.) Admissions to any of these colleges, to be honest at this point, would probably be based on luck and how well you write your essays/recommendations sent. If anything, boosting up your SAT I's a little bit more never hurts, especially in writing. Certain grammar rules are tested quite frequently, and practice tests will surely aid you in improving scores.</p>

<p>Some of the latter schools I'm not as familiar with, but from what I understand I think you're generally matched/safety.</p>